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9 Must-Have Tools to Take the Labor Out of Your Labor Day Barbecue

9 Must-Have Tools to Take the Labor Out of Your Labor Day Barbecue

Photo by nicholasputz Game plan for your Labor Day cookout? Hold the heavy lifting. That means keeping it simple: an easy grilled or smoked appetizer, a big hunk o’ smoke-roasted protein for the main course, a simple side dish or two, and a big-flavor, low-labor dessert (see my Labor Day menu). And if your guests offer to bring something? Let them. Not only is it one less thing to worry about, but it invests them in the success of your party. The right gear can help ease your labors...

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Summer’s Last Hurrah: The Raichlen Labor Day

Summer’s Last Hurrah: The Raichlen Labor Day

Labor Day already? It’s hard to believe summer’s over. Most of us will go back to school or back to work. But hopefully, everyone gets a last hurrah in the form of a Labor Day barbecue. If you’re like me, after a summer of cookouts, you’re ready for a party that’s anything but labor-intensive. A feast that’s big on flavor, but light on actual work. I have the answer and it’s an icon of American barbecue: pulled pork—specifically, the South Carolina...

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Barbecue University

Grilled Sausages — No More Flare Ups!

Grilled Sausages — No More Flare Ups!

Say it ain’t so: Pinkberry in the North End?! When I lived in Boston, this warren of winding streets was our Little Italy, and you’d no more go there for yupscale yogurt than you’d root for the Yankees at Fenway Park. If you happened to come here during a street festival, like the Feast of Saint Anthony, you’d know you weren’t in Kansas—or even Boston—anymore. Crowds thronged streets once trod by Paul Revere. The soundscape was a cacophony of religious processions and street singers. As for the taste of the North End, more than 100 vendors and pushcarts sold everything...

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Labor Day BBQ — Hold the Hard Work!

Labor Day BBQ — Hold the Hard Work!

Labor Day honors American workers, but there’s no reason you should have to labor too hard preparing this, traditionally the last barbecue of summer. (Not that anyone in this barbecue community would mothball his grill.) Here are five strategies for staging a Labor Day barbecue—without the heavy lifting. Make your guests part of the grilling. One of my favorite appetizers for a Labor Day barbecue is pa amb tomaquet—also known as pan con tomate...

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LABOR DAY

LABOR DAY FEAST The Raichlens will be celebrating the holiday with a beach barbecue with their friends Mitch and Stephanie Reiter. (For all you campers out there, they own Camp Towanda in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania.) First, a basket of steamers dug that morning. Corn from the local farmstand, grilled husks off. Finally, fresh lobster basted with herbed butter and finished with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice. Happy Labor Day...

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Happy Labor Day!

Happy Labor Day! It's hard to believe Labor Day is upon us already. Steve, Barbara, daugher Betsy (in the center) and son Jake (in the Chappy T-shirt) wish everyone a great holiday. Here are some of the dishes we grilled on Martha's Vineyard this summer. Clockwise starting at the top right: grilled corn, blueberry crisp, grilled asparagus, grilled clams, grilled garlic bread, and grilled swordfish with pineapple salsa.

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